Gympie Times comes in by boat after the town was hit by flooding again overnight. The Mary River peaked at about 18.44 metres this morning. Papers are available from Southside locations.
Gympie Times comes in by boat after the town was hit by flooding again overnight. The Mary River peaked at about 18.44 metres this morning. Papers are available from Southside locations.

Gympie Times comes in by boat as town flooded again

COPIES of the Gympie Times are being delivered by a boat this morning with the help of the State Emergency Service as the town suffers yet another major flood.

Gympie Times editor Craig Warhurst, who was out early this morning surveying the damage, said people were over the heartache of having to clean-up after heavy rain.

The Mary River peaked early this morning at about 18.44 metres, Mr Warhurst said.

"It's slowly dropping now.''

About 40 businesses in the town have been inundated by the brown, murky water.

Some of them had only just got back into operation after cleaning up and refurbishments from the last flood.

The town's Royal Hotel has been flooded again after only just having all its floors sanded and refurbished.

The Gympie Football Club has also been submerged after spending tens of thousands of dollars on repairs.

Mr Warhurst said the Gympie Times would be available today from Southside locations, including Southside News and Woolworths.

The paper will continue to provide coverage of the clean-up and advocate for help to get Gympie back on its feet.

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